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Lot (department)

Lot is a department in the Occitanie region of France. Named after the Lot River, it lies in the southwestern part of the country and had a population of 173,758 in 2013, its prefecture is Cahors. Lot is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790, it was created from part of the province of Quercy. In 1808 some of the original southeastern cantons were separated from it to form the department of Tarn-et-Garonne, it extended much farther to the south and included the city of Montauban. Lot is part of the region of Occitanie and is surrounded by the departments of Corrèze, Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne. Cahors is the prefecture of the department, lying in its southwestern part: a medieval cathedral town known internationally for its production of Cahors wine, it lies in a wide loop of the Lot River and is famous for its 14th-century bridge, the Pont Valentré. Figeac is a medieval town where Jean-François Champollion, the first translator of Egyptian hieroglyphics, was born, situated in the eastern part of Lot.

Gourdon, a medieval hilltop town located in Lot's northwestern part, with a well preserved centre, comprises many prehistoric painted caves nearby, notably the Grottes de Cougnac. The inhabitants of Lot are called Lotoises is French. Population development since 1801: The Departmental Council of Lot has 34 seats. Since the 2015 departmental elections, 30 are controlled by its allies. Since 2014, the President of the Departmental Council has been Serge Rigal a member of La République En Marche!. Lot elected the following members of the National Assembly during the 2017 legislative election: Lot is represented in the Senate by Angèle Préville and Jean-Claude Requier. Cantons of the Lot department Communes of the Lot department Lot is mentioned in popular culture: French singer-songwriter Léo Ferré lived in the Lot for a while. At Home in France, by Ann Barry.

Zardari family

Chieftain of the Zardari tribe Sindhi-Baloch serving political family in Pakistan. They own thousands of acres of land in the Taluka Sakrand District Nawabshah, specially in the Fatohal Zardari and Balu Ja Quba villages; the family heads the Zardari tribe, a Sindhi-Baloch Jat clan. Zardari family has been the head of Zardari tribe since long. By 1985 Zardari tribe consisted of around 70,000 people. Sajwal Khan Zardari, father of Haji Hussain Zardari and grandfather of Hakim Ali ZardariHaji Hussain Zardari, father of Hakim Ali Zardari and son of Sajwal Khan Zardari Hakim Ali Zardari, the patriarch of Zardari family Asif Ali Zardari, son of Hakim Ali Zardari and husband of Benazir Bhutto Bilawal Zardari, son of Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto Bakhtawar Zardari, daughter of Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto Aseefa Zardari, daughter of Asif Ali Zardari and Benazir Bhutto Azra Peechoho, daughter of Hakim Ali Zardari Faryal Talpur, daughter of Hakim Ali Zardari Muhammad Pechuho, son of Azra Peechoho Bhutto family Zardari tribe Zardari

Savage Club

The Savage Club, founded in 1857, is a gentlemen's club in London. An associated Masonic lodge was established in 1887; the founding meeting of the Savage Club took place on 12 October 1857, at the Crown Tavern, Vinegar Yard, Drury Lane, after a letter by pro tempore honorary secretary George Augustus Sala was sent to prospective members. The letter advised it would be'a meeting of gentlemen connected with literature and the fine arts, warmly interested in the promotion of Christian knowledge, the sale of exciseable liquors' with a view to'forming a social society or club'; the inaugural gathering would decide upon the new association's'suitable designation'. Around 20 attended the first meeting including William Brough, Robert Brough, Leicester Silk Buckingham, John Deffett Francis, Gustav von Franck, Bill Hale, Sala, Dr G. L. Strauss and William Bernhardt Tegetmeier. Andrew Halliday, joint honorary secretary in 1858, club president, wrote in his 1867 history, of how the'suitable designation' was determined:'When about a dozen of our original members were assembled in the place selected for their meeting, it became a question what the Club should be called.

Everyone in the room suggested a title. One proposed the “Addison”, another the “Johnson”, a third the “Goldsmith”, so forth. At last, after we had run the whole gamut of famous literary names of the modern period, a modest member in the corner suggested the “Shakespeare”; this was too much for the gravity of one of the company whose keen sense of humour enabled him, in the midst of our enthusiasm, to perceive that we were bent on making ourselves ridiculous. “Who are we,” he said, “that we should take these great names in vain? Don’t let us be pretentious. If we must have a name, let it be a modest one—that signifies as little as possible.” Whereupon a member called out, in a spirit of pure wantonness, “The Savage”. Robert's sense of humour was once again tickled. “The thing!” he exclaimed. "No one can say. If we accept Richard Savage as our Godfather, it shows that there is no false pride in us.” And so, in a frolicsome humour, our little society was christened the “Savage” Club.' Many of the original members were drawn from the ranks of bohemian journalists and writers for The Illustrated London News who considered themselves unlikely to be accepted into the older, arts related Garrick Club, within two decades, the Savage Club itself had become'almost respectable'.

The early requirement -'a working man in literature or art' - was soon broadened to include musicians, the club's first piano was hired in 1871, prompting Halliday to tell another member'Hang your piano... it's ruining the Club'. The club has hosted a variety of guests over the years including American writer and humorist Mark Twain, the Australian cricket team during its 1934 English tour. In 1940, Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists, arrived as a guest of Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter, but was asked to leave; the club features in The Lost World. The club moved from the next year to the Nell Gwynne Tavern. In 1863 it moved to Gordon's Hotel in Covent Garden to 6–7 Adelphi Terrace to 9 Fitzmaurice Place, Berkeley Square, London W1, from 1936 to the end of 1963, Carlton House Terrace in St James's; the club is based in the National Liberal Club, at 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1. In 1962, the club had around 1,000 members, at present, there are over 300, it remains one of the small number of London clubs.

The club maintains a tradition of regular dinners for members and their guests, always followed by entertainment featuring distinguished musical performers from the club's membership. Several times a year members invite ladies to share both the dinner and the entertainment—sometimes as performers. On these occasions guests always include widows of former Savages. There are monthly lunches, which are followed by a talk given by a member or an invited guest on a subject of which he has specific expert knowledge. Members are classified into one of six categories which best describes their main interest: art, law, music or science, they must be proposed and seconded by two existing members, if unknown by any other members, are required to attend a club function in order to meet some members. The category of membership might mirror a member's profession, though there are many members with an interest in one or more of the membership categories, but who practise none professionally. There is a range of membership fees depending on membership category.

During the weekend, members are permitted to use the East India Club in St James's Square and the Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall. There are reciprocal arrangements with other clubs internationally. Members of the Savage Club may use accommodation at the Savile and Lansdowne Clubs. On 11 February 1882, the Prince of Wales, attended a dinner in his honour at the Savage Club, before becoming a member; the Prince suggested. The Savage Club Lodge received its Warrant of Constitution on 18 December 1886, was consecrated on 18 January 1887, with war correspondent Sir John Richard Sommers Vine as the first Master; the first treasurer was the actor Sir Henry Irving, followed by the actor Edward O'Connor Terry in 1888. This tendency towards the arts continued to be reflected in the Lodge's membership for many years; the club and lodge are no longer joined but members